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Changes to GTR team at William Grant & Sons

Premium spirits supplier William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail (GTR) has announced a couple of changes to its European team during April with the appointments of Marina Steel and Jillie Cooper.

Marina Steel joins as business development manager – GTR Europe and will be responsible for key travel retail accounts in Europe such as Lagardère Travel Retail and International Duty Free and replaces Cecile Vangelisti, who has recently left the business. Steel has extensive knowledge of all travel retail distribution channels and has most recently worked for The Hershey Company as business development manager world travel retail – Europe.

Meanwhile, Jillie Cooper has joined the team as business development executive, a new role in which she will focus on exploring opportunities available throughout the traveller’s journey. Cooper has been with the company since 2015 as part of the Saltire Programme as a foundation fellow cohort and working based in Scotland across different roles, and was previously a professional badminton player.

William Grant & Sons regional director Europe travel retail Andre de Almeida says: “We welcome Marina and Jillie to the team and would like to thank Cecile Vangelisti for her contribution to our business over the past few years. Marina brings a wealth of experience in GTR and will be a familiar face to some of our customers, while Jillie’s unusual background is sure to serve her well in this diverse channel.”

10 May 2016 - Rebecca Sterritt Paragraph Publishing, content manager